Welcome University of Melbourne Students

CISaustralia is proud to support The University of Melbourne and their students. CISaustralia and The University of Melbourne signed a formal partnership agreement in 2016 and ever since have worked closely to send qualified University of Melbourne students abroad, on many different programs and to many different locations. This partnership enables students greater access to our overseas programs and ensures they have the best possible experience abroad! We are very proud of our close and long-standing partnership with the University. We take great pleasure in providing high-quality customer service and in supporting both students and academic staff to develop long-term sustainable programs abroad, which are most importantly for academic credit.

Please scroll down to learn more about the support and program opportunities that CISaustralia offers students and staff at The University of Melbourne.

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Pre-Approved Programs for University of Melbourne Students

The University of Melbourne have approved all of CISaustralia’s short-term study programs as long as they fit within the University’s semester breaks. All study programs and courses need to be pre-approved by the University prior to program departure in order to receive formal University academic credit. See below for instructions on applying for credit for a CISaustralia program. To check your eligibility for academic credit, please contact the Global Mobility office or your Faculty Advisor to discuss.

If you find another CISaustralia program you are interested in that is not currently on the pre-approved programs list below, please contact CISaustralia. We will help direct you to the most appropriate person at your University for further advice on getting your January Study, July Study, Language Study, Internship Abroad, Virtual Internship or Volunteer program pre-approved for academic credit.

Financial Support

OS-HELP Funding

OS-HELP is a generous Australian Government funding initiative and is one of the most progressive funding opportunities in the world for university students! Eligible students can access funds to assist them with paying for some – or all – of their approved overseas program costs.

2023 OS-HELP funding amounts:

  • Up to $7,348 – for studies outside Asia
  • Up to $8,817 – for studies within Asia
  • Up to $9,989 – for studies within Asia + Asian language studies

OS-HELP is administered by your Australian University. If you are interested in taking advantage of this funding opportunity you will need to submit an OS-HELP application directly to your University.

If you have any questions about OS-HELP, please contact your CISaustralia Program Advisor.

CISaustralia Scholarships & Grants

Program participants may be eligible to apply for a CISaustralia scholarship or grant. For more information please take a look at CISaustralia’s Scholarships.

University of Melbourne Scholarships & Grants

The University of Melbourne offers a wide range of scholarships to students undertaking an overseas study opportunity. Scholarships are awarded based on varying eligibility requirements and criteria, including financial need, academic merit, destination and study discipline.

  • Melbourne Mobility Awards:
    • Melbourne Global Scholars Award – $1,000 for students undertaking overseas study for up to 12 weeks
    • Melbourne Global FInancial Assistance Grant – $1,000 to $5,000 available for students experiencing financial hardships
    • Lin Martin Melbourne Global Scholarship – $1,000 to $6,000 available for undergraduate students enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) who are experiencing social, medical or financial disadvantage
    • University House Travel Scholarship – up to $5,000 available for students experiencing financial hardships
  • Melbourne Global Language Scholarships – funding of $1,500 to $7,000 available to Faculty of Arts undergraduate language students for overseas study programs of 3 weeks or more in duration
  • Exchange Enabling Scholarships – funding of up to $5,000 available for Faculty of Arts students who might not be able to consider an overseas experience because of financial constraints or those who could benefit from additional financial support to enhance their experience

Please contact the Melbourne Global Mobility office for more information on scholarships and grants.

University Contact

Melbourne Global Mobility is a good source of information for credit approval, funding and general overseas study advice. Upon acceptance into your CISaustralia program, we recommend you make time to visit or contact the Global Mobility office to discuss your mobility plans. During certain key points in your enrolment process, CISaustralia will connect you with appropriate staff at the University.

Contact CISaustralia and we can help direct you to the right support staff at The University of Melbourne.

Why CISaustralia?

CISaustralia is dedicated to providing university students with innovative, high quality, short-term overseas study, intern and volunteer experiences for academic credit, while promoting global awareness, inspiring personal growth, and developing engaged world citizens.

  • Choose from 70+ programs in 30+ countries around the world
  • Study at top ranking universities abroad
  • 24/7 on-site support in all program locations – Site Directors and Site Coordinators available to assist with airport pick-up, orientation, excursions and more
  • 98% of students receive academic credit towards their Australian University degree
  • Detailed pre-departure and on-the-ground program and destination counselling
  • Accommodation included in all program locations
  • Improve your employability and build your resume and core skills whilst abroad
  • Immersive cultural experiences – explore historical and inspiring cities and sights, meet people from all over the world, learn a new language, step out of your comfort zone, take part in unique and exciting adventures, experience what real-life learning is truly all about!

Be guided every step of the way by the highly trained CISaustralia team who are passionate about international education and believe that every person should have the opportunity to study and travel overseas – there is so much to learn and experience in this world of ours – and CISaustralia wants to help you!

Whether you want to go overseas for new experiences, or whether you want to do it to further yourself academically and professionally, with a CISaustralia experience you’re going to benefit in ways that are immeasurable!

For University of Melbourne Academic Staff

Customised Programs

In addition to offering students a variety of short-term study, intern and volunteer programs abroad, CISaustralia also specialises in the design, development and implementation of Customised Programs. This includes study tours, volunteering (experiential service learning), internships, virtual, language programs or a combination – in almost any destination around the world, including Australia and New Zealand.

CISaustralia has been supporting Customised Programs since 2013, with staff in over 40 global locations. Academic staff interested in a Customised Program can get started by completing this brief enquiry form. Once you are ready to build your program,  fill out our questionnaire for an On-Site Program or Virtual Program.

Contact Becca Hancock – Manager, Customised Programs
E: becca@cisaustralia.com.au
T: 07 5571 7887

Academic staff are also encouraged to contact the University’s International or Global Mobility Office for further information.


You’ll LOVE the experience. Be sure to explore all of Cape Town and its surroundings with the time you have as you don’t know when’s the next time you get to visit the same country again. The Physiotherapist I followed went out of his ways to accommodate me and had taught me so many things. He welcomed me to ask him any questions, and he answered them with such expertise yet easy to understand. Loved it.

Intern in South Africa

New Caledonia is such a beautiful country and my French improved so much. I would definitely recommend this program to French learners of any level. Learning French in an immersive environment [and] meeting new people [was the best part of the program].

January in Noumea, New Caledonia

I’d like to thank CISaustralia for enabling me to so easily experience such an amazing adventure! I can’t believe that all it took was a dream and a phone call! I’ll forever cherish these memories, I feel like I came back to Australia a new woman, with a new perspective and deeper appreciation for people and for life. The best part of the healthcare program was witnessing things I wouldn’t be able to in Australia. I loved being immersed into a community that has such a strong sense of love for its people, I truly felt welcomed from the moment I arrived. I learned a lot and have grown substantially as a person through having this global experience.

Community Healthcare and Development in Zambia

This program has been a once in a lifetime experience with wonderful people. The program was very interesting and involved, it allowed us to get to know our group in fun and interesting ways while learning and exploring a new and wonderful country.

January in London, Stratford and Oxford

Do it! This program has been a once in a lifetime opportunity. Not only do you get to explore this incredible country in a unique way, you also get the opportunity to meet some very special people along the way. I cannot recommend the program highly enough. The tropical marine biology program was jam packed with excursions and this was by far my favourite part of the program. The activities that we did on our periods away were incredible once in a lifetime sort of activities. Thank you CISaustralia 🙂

January in San Jose, Costa Rica

I think this project is very worthwhile. You can complete an independent trip abroad. More importantly, you can really make friends from all over the world and learn about different cultures as well as travel and study together. This is the best.

January in London, England

Do it! I couldn’t have asked for a better, more exciting month with a better group of people. Exploring the local area with friends and the day trips were fantastic. Thank you for the opportunity for such an amazing experience!

July in Stirling, Scotland

I would definitely recommend Tokyo, the university course was an amazing experience – I learnt so much in a short time. Experiencing life as a local in Tokyo [was the best part].

July in Tokyo, Japan

Meeting people from around the world and making great friends [was the best part]. Everyone is so friendly. [The Site Directors] made the experience so comfortable and easy.

July in London, England

Overall, the program experience well exceeded my expectations. I had so much fun and met so many great people. I enjoyed the excursions, I really enjoyed learning and experiencing the culture. I was also really impressed with the lectures. Making new friends and experiencing the country alongside the locals (plus the food, of course) [was the best part]. Definitely worth the experience. It will open your eyes to more perspectives and opportunities!

January in Tokyo, Japan at Oberlin University

Detailed pre-departure information, timely and warm service, interesting activities, good support [and] a rewarding experience.

Intern in China

This is a great opportunity to meet a new working culture and find if you are interested or not. Supervisors are always there to help.

Intern in China